ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Analysing Its Failure

BSP in Punjab

Dalits constitute over 31% of the population of Punjab, and 42% of the Doaba region. Yet there is no consolidated political force that has emerged to take up their issues. The Bahujan Samaj Party has failed to gain a foothold in the state, mainly due to splits within the party, weak organisational structure, and also the history of social identities in Punjab, which is quite different from states like Uttar Pradesh.

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